Ernest James Chambers, 71, of Lovers Lane Road in Charlestown NH, passed peacefully on Sunday February 21, 2021 surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on October 6, 1949 in Randolph, VT, the son of James and Madeline (Flint) Chambers. He worked from the age of 15 to 71. He was never one to sit still, he had to have something to do at all times. He worked hard to provide for his family so they never had to want for anything. He spent most of his career as a gasoline and diesel mechanic. He retired from the Town of Charlestown Highway Department in 2016 after 18 years. During his retirement, he took on various jobs as a handyman doing renovation projects, grading town roads, and working for Ford of Claremont, delivering cars. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in July of 1969. He was honorably discharged in 1972 with the rank of Army Sergeant E5. He was proud to serve his country. Ernie was an avid outdoorsman. He loved spending time with his family and friend’s turkey hunting, deer hunting in NH and PA, fishing, ice fishing, camping, four wheeling, gardening, riding his Harley and sitting by the campfire telling the stories of his life. He was a skilled carpenter though he would never admit it, the first to lend a helping hand whether he knew you or not; his smile would light up any room and his laughter was infectious.
Ernie is survived by his wife of 52 years, the love of his life and soulmate, Dianne, whom he married on November 30, 1968; His son Lonnie and his wife Heather Chambers of Charlestown, NH, his daughter Deena and her husband Scott Holman of Gulf Breeze, FL; grandchildren Shelby and husband Will Laraway of Claremont, NH; grandchildren Hunter and Melodee Chambers of Charlestown, NH; and great grandchildren Karter & Harper Laraway of Claremont, NH; sister Ann and husband Gerald Callum of Newport, NH; sister Carolyn Duncan of Windsor, VT; sister Rose Chambers of Claremont, NH; brother Ricky and wife Brandi Chambers of Claremont NH; sister Penny and husband Brian Stammers of Cornish, NH; sister-in-law Wauneta and husband Rodney Hurd of Lempster, NH; sister-in-law Robin Westney of Newport, NH; sister-in-law Gloria and husband Robert Irons of Port Orange, FL; sister-in-law Michelle and husband Rodney Rumrill of Charlestown, NH; and brother-in-law Michael Walch and fiancé Denise of Charlestown, NH; one special nephew, Lance and wife Diane Callum of Newport, NH; and several other nieces and nephews; lifelong friends Marshall Thomas of Benton, KY, and John Gokey of Vernon, CT; and special friends Ross Macy and Lisa Decoteau of Charlestown, NH.
He was predeceased by his son, Jimmy.
A Celebration of life will be held for family and close friends at a later date, once the snow melts and the green grass grows again.
You are invited to share a memory of Ernest with the family or leave a message of condolence in the family guest book at www.royfuneralhome.com.
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